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Gerald Thomas Leach

September 10, 1943 ~ February 4, 2018 (age 74)

Gerald Thomas Leach, age 74 of Reed City, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The son of Edward & Lila (Jarvas) Leach, he was born on September 10, 1943 in Cheboygan.

Gerald worked as a journeyman lineman with the IBEW Local 876.  On April 19, 2000, in Cheboygan, he married Nancy Jo Bohn.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alfred Leach & Donald Leach; three sisters, Edna Paquin, Violet & Willis Tippen, and Mert Stewart; three brothers-in law, Dale Paquin, Junior Johnston, and Clayton Dunbar;  Nancy's siblings, Donna & Dwight Elder and Leanne Bohn;  one grandson, Mackinize Derosha; and twin great-grandchildren, Mackinize & Bailey Hillis.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Leach, of Reed City; his children, Robin & Troy Wuesthoff, Michael Leach, and Kellie & Troy Wyatt; three step-children, Tammy Bunker, Douglas & Dixie Derhammer, and Angela & Dale Berry; five grandchildren, Alex Cushman, Chelsea & Nathan Hillis, Gabe Hughes, Dezirae Wyatt, and Makenzie Wyatt; four step-grandchildren, Samantha Miller, Catrise Bunker, Amanda Bunker, and Kaylee Bunker; two great-grandchildren, Cooper Shane and Ashley Vieu; four sisters, June & Bob Bolinger, Millie Smith & her friend Ray Lick, Bev Jacobson & her friend Pat Magham, and Barbara Jacobs & her friend Harry McFarland; Nancy's siblings, Darlene & Robert Hansen, Judy & Dale Williams, Margaret & Ed Gasco, Robert Bohn, and David & Mona Bohn; a special "son" he raised as his own, Don & Wynnell Engler; his faithful companion, "Bandit"; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place and private services will be held.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jerry's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

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